Does anybody own a Jeff Rowland Daemon Integrated Amp.?


I saw that this Integrated amp was rated at 1500 WPC and 2500 WPC in the class D mode. Does anybody have anymore info.?
serious7
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I used to respect all Rowland amps and circuit designs in the days when they were linear, but to me when they changed direction to Class-D, my respect didn't go with them, but their chassis sure looks the goods, if that's your bag.

Cheers George   
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George, I'm sure there are a lot of guy's out there who feel the way you do, but there will be somebody out there who will look past the class D and throw this beast into their system.
@serious7. As I have posted in another thread here on Agon, I heard the JR Daemon at Axpona 2017. To me it powered the best sounding room that I visited. And I was not alone in that assessment. I advise you to listen to the Daemon if possible.
If i ever get the chance I will.
I have heard the Daemon on two different occasions. It is an excellent integrated with some very nice ergonomics. I thought the sound was good, only eclipsed by the various tube amps that I heard at the same events.
The sound is also very much of the later generation compared to the earlier class A/AB from the 6,8,9 generation. ( which like George above, I also much prefer).
A couple thoughts on this.....

It is well known that the Rowland class D gear has an exceptionally long break in period.  I suspect many of those who might be turned off by class D sound, either haven't listened to one of his current offerings, or have listened to a piece that isn't broken in.

That said, the amp which I believe is the bread and butter of current Rowland thinking, is the 625 S2 stereo amp which is 330watts of class A/AB power.  It is an extraordinary piece of gear.  

And yes, the chassis looks good, which is my bag.
The Class D may be at the output stage of this unit and we know the power is there but I question the "pre-amp section", how worthy is it..? Is it equal to a $15,000 or $25,000 or more separate pre-amp, transistor or tube.?
I wonder.?


Somebody can tell me if the deamon play better than my 925+corue+aeris and PSU. If it’s the case i don’t undesrtand the difference in the price???
No way Daemon will be better than your current suite of Rowland gear.
Thank’s. Did you do the comparisions deamon vs 925+corus+aeris+PSU? Or you think that the technology of the deamon is less performant? Also i bought the innuos SE streamer with only usb output. Jeff Rowland say that the soun is better if we use SPDIF.  So i will probably buy the converter Berkeley alpha. Do you have an opinion about that?
Nb sorry for my bad english ( french canadian)

Hello All, I was long hoping to try out the Rowland Daemon Superintegrated amp. Finally, last Thursday, a long awaited Daemon Superintegrated was delivered. Started break-in the following day, and have been scribbling listening notes since… The writing project will continue for at least a few months, until the integrated has stabilized, and I have exercised several of Daemon’s many input and output options. I have been waiting for a long time for this 99Lbs single box critter. It is Jeff Rowland’s integrated flagship. The DAC + Preamp + 1500W/8 (2500W/4) power amp in a single chassis is incredibly powerful and already sounding amazing after just 100 hours of break-in.

 

I am learning a lot about  this critter, and I see that severl friends here have asked excellent questions. So, y not join me to chat about Daemon around its own new Audiogon watering-hole, where I am narrating my experience  it. I'll try to answer all your questions there:

 

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/jeff-rowland-daemon-reviewing-the-jrdg-superintegrated-flagsh...

 

Of course, feel free to PM me if you like to talk in person about it.

 

Saluti, Guido



Any other owner of the Daemon here, or just Guido?

All of you who still have any concerns with the Class D amps, you should consider that the newest generation of Jeff Rowland class D designs are not B&O made ICE Power designs, but the real sophisticated Pascal amps from Thomas Holm from Denmark, Holm acoustics. These are used in the Aeris DAC, Continuum Series 2, etc.
So if your experiences are just based on old Jeff Rowland Class D products as 301, 501, etc, these new products are completely different animals!
I don’t  own the Daemon, but do have a 17 year old Concentra 2.

Was wondering how much more time my Concentra has before needing some type of service?  Or should I start to look to replace with one of his newer offerings.....